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Kenyans vaccinated against Covid-19 near 1 Million mark, CS Kagwe

Kenya has so far vaccinated a total of 906,746 Kenyans against the Covid-19 disease across the country.

Out of these, 278,642 are aged 58 years and above, 159,982 are health workers, 141,571 teachers, 79,578 Security officers, and 249,973.

In a statement, while giving the Covid-19 daily updates on Thursday, May 6, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said that the country had recorded 705 new coronavirus cases, from a sample size of 8,853, which was tested in the last 24 hours and with a positivity rate of 8.0 per cent.

Of the 705 cases, 687 are Kenyans, while 18 are foreigners. 301 are males, while 404 are females.

The oldest is 100 years old, while the youngest is a one-month-old baby.

The CS also noted that the total number of confirmed cases stands at 162,098, with the cumulative tests so far being 1,701,385.

On a positive note, 711 patients have recovered in the past 24 hours, 299 from different health facilities and 412 from home-based care.

Today’s recoveries bring the total number of recoveries to 110,480, out of which 80,186 are from home-based care and isolation, while 30,294 are from the various health facilities.

Sadly, 25 fatalities have been reported in the last 24 hours, 14 have occurred on different dates within the last one month, and 10 are late death reports from facility record audits.

This brings the total number of deaths to 2,850.

Currently, a total of 1,086 patients are admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 6,381 patients are on Home-based Isolation and Care.

According to Kagwe, 131 patients are currently in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 28 of whom being on ventilatory support and 83 on supplemental oxygen, and 20 others are on observation.

Other 117 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 109 of them in general wards and 8 in High Dependency Units (HDU)

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